Re Frederick T H Smith
Debbie Lustig <>
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:49:34 +1000
Sad news about Fred Smith. I hope all his friends and family are dealing
with his passing as best they can.
The role of John Barkla in facilitating Fred's birding should not be
underestimated. I was lucky enough to run around the WTP a couple of times
with John and Fred. I don't know John well enough to say they'd been doing
it all their lives but it seemed that way.
The knowledge of birds was extraordinary, and very generous. No stupid
question went unanswered.
But most of all, I will remember the great good humour of these eminent
gentlemen of birdwatching, from two distinct generations. They bantered in a
lovely, familiar way like two vaudevillians.
RIP Fred Smith.
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